Washing your hands reduces your risk of transmitting and contracting harmful bacteria from other people and the environment.
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Using a mathematical model, researchers found that good hygiene can reduce the harmful effects of antibiotic use.
These boots were made for superhuman balance.
Candler Hobbs, Georgia Institute of Techology
If you want to use an exoskeleton to improve balance, a study finds that superhuman reflexes can help you stay upright.
Private companies have launched dozens of imaging satellites – like the two small boxes in the middle of the photo – into orbit in recent years.
Private satellite companies have boomed in recent years, and many experts have wondered what role they would play in a conflict. They have proved to be invaluable to Ukraine in recent months.
There is little evidence that Russia has coordinated cyber operations with conventional military operations in Ukraine.
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Cyberattacks can be devastating, just not on the battlefield, according to researchers who looked at 10 years of armed conflicts around the world.
Los autores del estudio recogiendo muestras en la Laguna Anones (Vieques, Puerto Rico).
Fotografía por María Mari Narváez.
El estudio de los microorganismos en ambientes degradados podría revelar nueva biodiversidad y ayudar a conocer mejor los procesos de restauración ambiental natural
Differential privacy lets organizations collect people’s data while protecting their privacy, but it’s not foolproof.
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Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
Methane bubbles form in a pit digester on a dairy farm as bacteria break down cow manure. The methane can be collected and used as an energy source.
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Energy companies are marketing a new fuel: ‘renewable’ natural gas. But it’s not the same from a climate change perspective as wind or solar energy.
A healthy coral reef at Swains island, American Samoa.
NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC/CRED, Oceanography Team.
In a study that cultivated coral ‘gardens’ with varying numbers of species, plots with more species were healthier. This finding could inform strategies to help coral reefs survive climate change.
Coral reefs contain an intricate web of predators and prey.
Researchers have just discovered a new species of bacteria that cranks out a deadly toxin. In a common arrangement in the marine environment, a slug and alga both use this toxin for their own defense.
Dust storms in the Gulf of Alaska, captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite.
There are more satellites than ever before, orbiting Earth and collecting data that’s crucial for scientists. Why do some nations choose not to share that data openly?
How do they each know what to do?
Researchers identified simple behavioral rules that allow these tiny creatures to collaboratively build elaborate structures, with no one in charge.
How do they do while sleeping what we can barely do at all?
Carlos Bustamante Restrepo
These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what’s impossible for us?
Between the Earth and the moon: An artist’s rendering of a refueling depot for deep-space exploration.
Sung Wha Kang (RISD)
To get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.
Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world.
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New parenthood got our fluid dynamics experts thinking about what ends up in the diaper. They headed to the zoo and the lab to come up with a cohesive physics story for how defecation works.
Gotcha, five times faster than the blink of an eye.
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How do a frog’s tongue and saliva work together to be sticky enough to lift 1.4 times the animal’s body weight? Painstaking lab work found their spit switches between two distinct phases to nab prey.
As temperatures rise, will species have enough habitat to move to suitable ground?
Animals and plants will need escape hatches to move to cooler climes as the planet warms, but few parts of the U.S. have the natural habitat available for these migrations.
S’inspirer du vivant pour créer de nouvelles technologies, voici toute l’ambition du biomimétisme. Exemple avec les poils d’animaux et le nettoyage. Ébouriffant !
Hair as helpers in the quest for cleanliness.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. Did you know hairiness is a part of the equation as well?
Before you ask, they probably haven’t seen Twilight.
Real life blood suckers live among us but they don’t want you to know about it.
Trying to smell like coral, and not like lunch.
The animal kingdom is full of incredible examples of camouflage, with animals resembling objects found in their environment such as sticks or leaves, or displaying colour patterns that permit them to blend…